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By the end of this module, we hope you
understand the limited role of medication in
treating patients with ASD
be aware of cases where drug treatment
may be indicated
be able to prescribe appropriately for
specific symptoms in patients with ASD
be aware of drug treatments in catatonia and
This module will recap the definition and core features of
autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but assumes a prior knowledge
of the condition in both children and adults. If
you would like to read more about ASD before working through
this module, please refer to the following CPD Online modules:
Recognising autism spectrum disorders in
children with normal-range intelligence by Dr Rebecca J.
Chilvers, Dr Jennifer Parker and Professor David H. Skuse
Autism spectrum disorders in adults: a
brief introduction by Dr Yasir Hameed and Dr Jaap